Nice: Introduction

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With high cliffs looming in the background Nice unforgettably faces the crytal blue Mediterranean Sea. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Nice is historically fascinating and has a thriving art and culture scene to rival its beach loving ways. Expect French Riviera smooth pebble beaches, a chic nightlife, amidst a charming Old Town full of narrow cobblestone streets and markets. Regardless of the time of year, this fun sun-loving city of the rich and famous has entertainment 365 days a year such as world reknown Nice Carnival in February and Nice's Jazz Festival in JUly.

The coastline is an attraction in itself, offering visitors to Nice 7km of post card perfect beach and sea. Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais which runs along the Bay of Angels. The celebrated Promenade des Anglais ("Promenade of the English") is chalk full of trendy eateries and bars. Travelers can also enjoy views of the luxurious Hotel Negresco, Nice's most famous hotel.

Just off the Promenade des Anglais tourists can enjoy a serene pedestrian zone. Here you will find a very good selection of restuarants specialising in Nicoise cuisine as well as Mediterranean dishes and foreign food. Perfect for people watching or picking up souvenirs. Two minutes away is Place Massena, the main square of the city. This busy palm tree lined square is used for concerts and festivals such as the unmissable Nice Carnival Parade.

Visitors in Nice should also head to nearby Old Town. Here you will find traditional Provence goods and shops. Wander down the charming streets and take in remarkable squares such as Place Garibaldi or Place Rossetti. Cours Saleys is always a favourite with its famous daily flower market. The Old Town is a great place to enjoy an afternoon ice creamor explore a Russian Cathedral. The area comes alive at night providing travelers in Nice exclusive clubs and bars.

For a change of scenery hike the Chateau Hill.
Nice is a remarkable French city, with a unique joie de vive. Visitors will quickly learn there is more to Nice than first meets the eye (breathtaking scenery) as the city is home to ancient ruins, devoted art museums, jazz greats, ochre coloured streets of the Belle Epoque style and the Nicois language Nissart. Nice offers something for everyone.